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Maiolica two-handled vase: EC.21-1939

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Maiolica two-handled vase

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and interior. Painted in dark blue, orange, and a little pale green.
The vase stands on a circular spreading foot, rising into a short stem with an annulet in the middle. Just beyond the junction of the stem and body is a circular rib. The lower part of the vase is hemispherical, and it then rises vertically to the shoulder. The neck expands towards the carinated rim, and has on each side a handle which scrolls inwards at the top and outwards at the bottom.
On each side of the neck is a garland of leaves and berries, one enclosing a bust of a youth, the other a bust of a girl, both in profile to right and flanked by formal plants on a dotted background. Below the shoulder are horizontal bands of formal leaves and geometrical ornament. The top of the foot is encircled by a garland of leaves and berries on a dotted ground, and the edge by a border of lozenges. The handles are decorated with lozenges and horizontal stripes.

Notes

History note: Dr Alfred Pringsheim; Sotheby's, 7 June 1939, Catalogue of the renowned collection of Italian majolica, the property of Dr Alfred Pringsheim of Munich, lot 22.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1939-06-07) by Sotheby's

Dating

Late 15th century
Early 16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1490 CE - 1520 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, orange, and a little pale green) Foot Diameter 10.3 cm
Rim Diameter 11.0 cm
Across Handles Width 21.0 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.21-1939
Primary reference Number: 78823
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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